Amazing what money can buy isn’t it?
You can buy the government.
You can buy the silence of the media.
You can buy anything you want whether you are telling the truth or not.
Me, I can’t buy anything right now, but I still have a quarter gallon of gas in the generator and knowledge that money can’t buy regarding what is true, and what isn’t.
So bear with me while I tell you a little story.
USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
That is the headlines at a government agency that should have American’s best interests at heart.
Sadly they don’t, but you can read more by clicking here.
And today we receive this little email from a organization that should have American’s best interests at heart.
Sadly they don’t, but you can read their email here:
Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the founding of FWD.us. With this special occasion just hours away, I wanted to share a few thoughts.
In the past year we’ve accomplished a lot thanks to amazing contributions from supporters and volunteers. On April 11, 2013 we launched FWD.us from a living room in San Francisco with a vision to pass immigration reform and empower the tech community. Today, we have offices around the country and the support of hundreds of thousands of people like you and are working effectively with both parties.
Our nation’s greatest competitive advantage has always been our ability to attract the best and the brightest from around the world, including the many immigrants who have started businesses here, growing our economy and creating jobs. America has been built by immigrants, and the tech industry is no exception.
There were many powerful events and achievements in our first year. To review the highlights, we built a microsite featuring some of the most memorable moments. We’ll post it publicly tomorrow, but I wanted to give you a sneak preview.
Explore the one-year anniversary microsite before it goes live.
Last year, FWD.us co-founder Mark Zuckerberg helped publicly launch our organization with an op-ed in The Washington Post in support of immigration reform.
The op-ed initiated a two month sprint where we launched TV ads, built online tools and organized the community to encourage the Senate to act on reform. On June 27, the Senate passed comprehensive, bipartisan immigration legislation.
As we moved on to the House, FWD.us helped build a broad coalition of support for reform, including leaders from the business, faith and law enforcement communities. We experimented with new events like a screening of Jose Antonio Vargas’ film Documented and elevated inspirational DREAMers like the participants in our DREAMer Hackathon.
With the help of activists and volunteers, we expanded our efforts across the country and have been organizing the tech community around immigration reform in Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Miami and many other tech hubs.
Relive the first year of FWD.us on our microsite and share your favorite moments online.
It’s been a spectacular year, but we have more work left to do. The House has yet to act on immigration reform, and we must keep up the pressure now more than ever before.
Stay tuned, there’s much more to come from FWD.us.
Founder and President, FWD.us
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Amazing what enormous sums of money can buy, isn’t it?
Yet you do not see these same technology firms using their enormous sums of money to research these items and stop this nonsense, do you:
- Musical Countries
- Fool’s Gold
Do your homework if you want to so that you will see what I see.
Click on those items on the menu bar, and do your own comparisons.
While you are at it, let’s take a look at the computer jobs in America.
After all, if we’re bringing in 65,000 Scab’s per year, we must employ millions of computer programmers for the technology firms to need that amount of people, right?
That’s something, isn’t it?
In 2003 we had less than 3 million computer and math jobs.
In 2013 we have a little bit more than 3 1/2 million computer and math jobs.
Yet we have hundreds of thousands of good, hardworking American software types out of work, and if their experience is similar to mine, they can’t buy a interview, let alone the support of an organization like FWD.us
What would 65,000 SCAB’s brought in by the technology industry do to those numbers?
Let’s see now.
65,000 times ten years would equal 650,000 jobs, wouldn’t it?
And if we dig deep into the BLS OES numbers (Google it), we find the following:
- 3,696,180 computer and math jobs for 2013
- 2,827,010 computer and math jobs for 2003
Which leaves a grand total of 869,170 jobs created in the computer and math occupations over the last ten years.
And if we subtract 650,000 from 869,170, we end up with 219,170 American jobs that theoretically have been created in the last ten years.
Which basically means that we are bringing in 3 SCAB’s for every American that we employ?
A friend of mine once told me that the American Government is the only Government in the World that will hold us down while everybody takes a turn sticking it to us.
Sadly, Apparently the backers of FWD.us are just as guilty.
Now I want to finish this story with an example of what this is doing to Americans in America.
Today, my dogs and I went without.
Luckily somebody helped me out with a few dollars around 8pm today, so I immediately bought ten bucks worth of food for me and the dogs, and ten bucks worth of gas for the empty tank in the pickup.
I’m not whining, mind you.
Just letting you know what really is happening in America and wishing some of these American? Technology Corporations would help me do what I can to Keep America At Work.
But I might as well be peeing in the wind on the front of their yachts….
David took out Goliath with similar odds.
For the visa holders.
I hated using the term scab as I’ve worked with some damned fine visa holders in my career.
It simply is the only way I can portray the image showing how similar companies brought in scabs to break the picket lines of the unions similar to what is being done now, and I realize ya’ll are but pawns in this game as are we Americans.